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Shredded Brussels sprouts with lardons

Brussels sprouts make a wonderful side dish for a roast or a healthy appetizer when in season.


1 lb Brussels sprouts (washed, ends trimmed and shredded)
3 T water
  seasoning (salt and pepper)
1⁄2 lb pancetta (or bacon, cut into cubes)


Heat oil in a pan and fry lardons.

Add in shredded Brussels sprouts and sprinkle a few drops of water to steam the sprouts and cook for sbout five minutes, or until sprouts are done.

Season with salt and frehsly ground pepper.

Total time
35 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


As a side dish, serve with the carved meat on a hot plate. For an appetizer, double the recipe.

Lardons are diced bacon, blanched and fried. Substitute lardons with diced pancetta, Parma ham or serrano ham, cut into strips. If using Parma or serrano ham, add 1 tablespoon more olive oil.


International cuisine

Sprouts are a popular side dish in Western cuisine. It is easy to come across other versions of this recipe, often using the local ham or bacon. Enjoy shredded sprouts with lardons by side of roast beef, roast chicken or a Thanksgiving turkey.

easy, vegetables
side dish, appetizer, warm
International food recipes
Food in Europe